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There are always people who want to start their own business and there have been many in the wake of the Great Recession. On this week's previously aired edition of You & The Law, attorney Diane Tiveron talks about the legal issues of starting your own company and some of the related issues.

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Do you have a bank account outside the United States? On this week's previously aired edition of You & The Law, attorney James Bandoblu talks about foreign bank accounts and foreign income and why you might want to look at the account you use to pay bills for your summer place in Crystal Beach.

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An agreement reached earlier this week in Albany means a change to the way sexual assault is dealt with on New York’s college campuses.

Many lawyers and law firms donate legal help, what's called pro bono legal work to help people and groups and causes.

When a business goes bad, the owners may need a lawyer.

If you don't want to pay estate tax in New York, you have to stop being a New Yorker. On this week's previously-aired edition of You & The Law, attorney Leah Adamucci talks about  how to stop being a New Yorker for legal purposes.

 

Once, most people simply had their lawyer write a will and that was it.

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As you move around the area and see company and construction signs, it's not uncommon to see the letters LLC. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Olek talks about what those letters mean.

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Custody and financial arrangements have often been contentious in the breakups of marriages or relationships.

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Property taxes are based on a property assessment. On this week's edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Peter Alan Weinmann about challenging that tax assessment.

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It's a word people hear all of the time: contract. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Justin Kloss talks about what that means

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Workers injured on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, from medical care to one-shot payments. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Henry Tilson talks about how complicated it can all be.

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It was 800-years ago that King John signed the Magna Carta under pressure from nobles.

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On Tuesday, a Magna Carta exhibit is coming to Buffalo for a two-week visit to the Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Eric Bloom talks about how the 800-year-old document affects us today.

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It’s been five decades to the day since 25,000 people arrived in the Alabama’s capitol to demand the right to vote for African-Americans. They had marched 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, but might never have had the chance to do so if not for Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. This is the story of one man’s lasting effect on American civil rights.

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D-W-I charges are still filed by police and prosecuted. On this week's edition of...You and the Law, attorney Nicholas Michael Rossi talks about the increasing complexity of these cases.

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Not all civil court cases where the plaintiff wins lead to a check being handed to the winner.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that would effectively end the ban on prescription pot by the federal government.

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Medical malpractice law is complicated, tangled, and expensive.

That first teenage job can seem like a great thing -- the money, the freedom and new people to hang out with. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn says there can also be some serious problems.

Fahey confirmed to serve on state's highest court

Feb 9, 2015
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office has announced that his two nominees to the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, were unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on Monday.

Bankruptcy is always a possibility for those who are financially strapped. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Denis Kitchen talks about issues for older people with fiscal problems.

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President Barack Obama has nominated local attorney Lawrence Vilardo to become a federal court judge for the Western District of New York.

It's the time of year for many to receive their insurance policies for 2015. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Elizabeth Kraengel talks about the importance of reading your policy to see what is covered and what is not.

Everyone has heard references to bail when there is a story or news coverage of a crime. On this week's previously-aired edition of You and the Law, Now-State Supreme Court Justice E. Jeanette Ogden talks about who gets bail and how it's set.

Across the region over the years, a lot of workers and their families have been exposed to asbestos and face the twin lethal risks of lung cancer and mesothelioma. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney John Lipsitz talks about the issues.

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A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With new state laws put into effect last week, bringing stiffer penalties for distracted driving, WBFO’s Avery Schneider found out more about how new rules and bad habits combine.

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Matthew Eck was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Erie County Court Friday. Eck was charged on two counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting at sheriff's deputies this past spring.

13-year-old murder suspect may be tried as a juvenile

Nov 3, 2014
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The 13-year old boy accused of killing another teen over a stolen iPhone was back in Erie County Court Monday with attorneys discussing whether to move the case to Family Court.

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